Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Glossy

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1118

Said of a surface having the ability to reflect light. A measurable quality. The antonym is matte. Contrast with LUMINESCENT. Many authors fail to distinguish between these conditions, and erroneously write “shining” or “shiny.”

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